The 714ce sports Taylor’s popular and versatile Grand Auditorium body style and incorporates a compelling alternate take on the classic rosewood/spruce pairing, featuring Lutz spruce rather than Sitka. Together with Taylor’s Performance bracing and tone-enhancing protein glues, players can expect a bold and dynamic voice that balances rosewood’s natural overtone sparkle with a strong fundamental focus, giving this and other 700 Series guitars a rootsy musical personality with expansive musical range. That musical character is matched by an aesthetic that’s grounded in Americana style and refined with Taylor’s precision-crafted details. Rosewood’s mocha complexion is complemented with wood-rich trim, featuring Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette of Douglas fir with maple/black accents, bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, and a “weathered brown” pickguard design with a pattern reminiscent of leather. Modern playing amenities include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s stage-ready ES2 pickup and preamp.
Grand Auditorium - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Solid Lutz Spruce top - This natural hybrid of Sitka and White Spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.
Solid Indian Rosewood back and sides - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Expression System® 2 pickup - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”- grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
Venetian Cutaway - The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Pickguard: Weathered Brown
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Binding: Non Figured Koa
Top Finish: Gloss
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size: 3-Ring
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Rosette Mat.: Douglas Fir Herringbone
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Reflections
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl